Mother she enjoyed collisions while daughter walked away
Father he survived the war but hates to see her silence stay
Brother hides away
The trees outside are screaming out they’re needing to be saved
But the wind still cuts and kills and bruises them anyway
And still the moon looks on
The rat claws itself inside its cage, straining to be free
The girls and boys together chase each other gleefully
And long after they are gone the playground swings still softly swing
Innocence flashes through her mind but then a drunken boy
He tells her that she’s beautiful as he slips his tongue into her mouth
And she hides her ugly face between her hands
But all too soon she changes to a woman and he into a man
The ocean heaves into the rocks crushing them to sand
And the fading sun looks down and carefully burns the remaining land
While rats, and flies, and men, and mice flee God’s killing hand
Love can save the world the young ones loudly sing
While the old men scoff and cry and shake their heads knowingly
And still the prophet caresses his staff as he tells us all that we will never be free
The stars so high share their own joke about the earth as the meteors rumble by
They’ll never learn just to be
But they are wrong because the blind man sees
And the deaf man always hears the whisper of the leaves
And the dumb man has always known exactly when to speak
The only ones who will never know the truth are greedy kings
And the villagers rejoice for nothing as the moths and butterflies silently take wing
Tears decorate her ugly face as Mother sings her children songs
And Father stands safely in the doorway as the ceiling begins to fall
Brother, Sister hold together the dog howls as she runs
Brother, Sister hold each other as the house and moon collide
And still don’t move yourselves at all as all the trees still scream outside



Joined February 2008

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